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in america and around the grob. later, blood diamonds. campaigners say human rights abuses in zimbab we mean it should be kicked out of international gem markets. a booming oil business in texas and melting glaciers in the himalayas. two sides of the climate change debate. >> hello to ending weeks of uncertain, hamid karzai is declared the winner of afghanistan's election. with his only rival out of the race, the runoff triggered by first-round fraud has been abandoned but leaves a mess of questions unanswered. president obama has spoken to president karzai isaiah about corruption and about writing a new cheapter. the latest from washington in a moment. first this from kabul. >> it's cost millions of pounds and dozens of lives to get to this moment and it came in a small, packed room on the outskirts of kabul. >> we declare that mr. hamid karzai, which got the majority of votes in the first round and he is the only candidate for the second round of elections for afghanistan in 2009, be declared the elected president of afghanistan. >> the heads of the election board was besieged with questio
in the climate change summit. china, america, and india still undecided. leaders will get what is needed. india's economy gives it more global clout. we will be looking at what that means when its prime minister meets president obama. the man in charge of britain's iraq war inquiry promises a full account. more than a dozen missing after sunday's disaster in indonesia. officials say the vessel was overloaded. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 11:00 p.m. in the australian capital, where the prime minister has been speaking to the bbc about next month's climate change summit. it is billed as a make or break even the leaders of india, china, and america have not bought their ticket yet. without them, what is possible? >> we're working toward a copenhagen agreement. this is a tough process. forging an agreement across so many different countries is a difficult process. having discussed this atlanta with the prime minister of denmark, the president of the united states, and some discussions with the chinese president, we have the capacity to lead an agreement at copenhagen. one
out? welcome to "bbc world news," broadcasting our view is on pbs in america, also of around the globe. coming up later for you, a russian blogger ford his government to admit to police corruption. and how this subway passengers turned out an unbelievably lucky woman. hello to you. we honor the memory of the debt in public and private, speaking their names and telling their stories as he denounced the twisted logic that led to their deaths. the u.s. president's speaking at a memorial service in fort hood, texas, where an army psychiatrist is accused of an attack that left 13 dead and 29 wounded. president obama part offered personal tributes to the victims lives in the service they give their country. >> soldiers wounded in shooting made the difficult way down to the ceremony. 38 were wounded here five days ago. 13 people were killed, remembered by their boots, their guns, their helmets, and a photograph. then, the president, commander in chief in charge of the united states military, americans look to to strike the right notes in tragedy. >> we need not look to the past greatness beca
world news", broadcast our viewers on pbs in america and also on the globe. coming up later for you, recession and is meet the workers free training for the new job market. >> my husband and i decided to look at it like this is an opportunity. when in your life do you get to really choose what career path you are following? >> and standing up to the godfather. the island of sicily launch as anti-mafia package holidays. hello to you. he will go briefly to the copenhagen climate summit, and today, president obama announced the commitments on greenhouse gases he will take with them. he has pledged to cut american carbon emissions by about 17% by 2020. it reverses the policy of the bush administration and in the current state of u.s. politics, it is risky, but is it enough to rescue a meaningful agreement when world leaders meet next month? >> some performances are common to ever president, like freeing a turkey just before the thanksgiving feast. >> you know, there are certain days that remind me of why i ran for this office, and then there are moments like this -- new [laughter] where
jobs. >> it will be a long bone night. ings are joining us. the deadline for closing america's hugely controversial prison -- prison in guantanamo bay just two months from now will not be met. he confirmed the commitment he made so publicly when it came to office will not be filled in time. heaid he was confident, though, it will be closed sometime next year but technical and political problems would take longer to resolve. here is a special report for us from the military base. >> it is the early morning call to prayer. we cheered takes place behind razor wire. it is guantanamo, where america has been holding detainees or terrorist suspects for almost eight years. it is the start of yet another day at one of the world's most the tories detention facilities and yet no end in sight. the kind of the watch towers and heavily guarded security fences, it is business as usual. the president's deadline to close the camp down has slipped but here there is not that much of a supplies. in fact, at one of the camp, construction workers are still making improvements. no sign of demolition yet. an
in honduras. reaction to the victory could set america at odds with others in the region. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 4:00 and afternoon in dubai where further revelations about its debt crisis have sent jitters through the region. the news thathe state's main property vehicle has asked for trading in some of its bonds has -- to be suspended and sent share prices tumbling in dubai and neighboring out the dhabi. reaction around the region has been mixed. asian stocks rose but experts warn the trouble will make investors look twice at government bonds in general and by's as a growth model in particular. >> the middle east first chance to react to this shocking announcement and as expected, markets fell. but with the dubai market down 7% and of the doubt become 8%, not as bad as many expected and feared. many expected 10% fall was all but inevitable. indications of just aren't investors were the ones pulling out their money. locals choosing instead to sit out the storm. >> a little down. everything will be better in -- >> some comfort that losses were not as steep
the copenhagen conference. >> china has become america's banker. they spent billions of dollars in u.s. govement bonds. thanks for the help, said president obama. >> the u.s. welcomes china's efforts in playing a greater role on the world's stage, a role in which a growing economy is joined by growing responsibilities. so far china's partnership has proved critical in our effort to pull ourselves out of the worst recession in generations. >> president hu said at a global recovery is fragile and warned americans against trade protectionism. these two states can agree on much but there's a huge divide when it comes thuman rights. >> yesterday in shanghai spoke to president hu about america as a bedrock belief that all men and women possess certain fundamental human rights. we're not believe these principles are unique to america, but rather they are universal rights and and they should be available to all peoples, all ethnic and religious minorities. >> it is still an authoritarian ste. few here enjoy the freedoms proclaimed by the american president. mr. obama later vised the forbidden city, a pa
to the polls. welcome to," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, is new technology the answer for all the farmers? japan's search for answers to food dependency. and not exactly an old master, london's data rate retreats amsterdam's red light district for exhibition. -- london's museum recreate amsterdam's red light district for an exhibition. >>> it is official, the deadline for closing the hugely controversial prison at guantanamo bay, cuba, two months away, will not be met. president obama has confirmed the commitment that he made so publicly came to office will not be fulfilled in time. jonathan beall is at guantanamo bay. >> the reason for the delay is still filtering through. we do not know if the detainees have been informed, but the military commanders are aware. it does not come as a huge surprise because they know that president obama wanted to close it. they know there has been a huge obstacle in the way, the biggest one, where the put the detainees instead? there are still 200. where will they go, where will they be tried? these questions are still to be
/11 are not just obvious, but the wounds remain etched and america is still waiting for justice. the man accused of being the mastermind of the attacks, khalid sheikh mohammed, this is how he looked after he was arrested in pakistan in 2003. this is how he looks now. this is where he will now stand trial, a new york federal court house just a stone's throw away from where the attacks took place. if found guilty, he can expect the harshest sentence. >> i expect prosecutors to seek the death penalty against each of the alleged conspirators. >> a jury of new yorkers will help decide whether he is guilty or not, but it seems some in the city have already made up their mind. >> i hope he gets a fair trial. >> it should be in new york were the key event occurred and allow the citizens of new york to witness firsthand the administration of justice. >> it is a clear break from the past. this is where he and the currently accused are currently being held. it is also where the five were being tried by a military court. the obama administration rejected to the way some evidence was obtained. the president
ever. this shanghais starbucks looks and smells like any you find in america. the chinese have embraced the american broke. asked about obama and you find a similar enthusiasm for president quite unlike their own. he is a young man, this woman says, he is open-minded. his visits to china makes us feel like the distance between the two countries is shortened. his visit shows china's influence is increasing and as chinese, that makes us happy. here it is clear, he has won over many ordinary chinese. but winning the support of their leaders will be harderand presio help solve the mass of the challenges of the two countries face. bbc news, shanghai. >> quentin, if you have to say what was different about president obama compared to his predecessors, what would it be, you think? >> elwell, president obama enjoys more popularity than his predecessors but he does not enjoy the same popularity in china that he enjoys and oer countries around the world. there is not an obamamania here. but he seems to have won some success on two things. first of all, he did not meet with the ballet llama -- dal
. welcome to bbc world news. forecasting to viewers in america and around the globe. my name is mike hembley. >> blood diamonds -- human rights abuses in zimbabwe mean it should be kicked out of international gem markets. >> a booming oil business in texas and melting glasses in the him lay yeas. we'll be looking at two sides of the climate change debate. >> hello -- ending weeks of uncertainty, hamid karzai has been declared the winner of afghanistan's presidential election. with his only rival out of the race -- has been abandoned but it leaves mr. karzai even weaker than before and a mass of questions unanswered. president obama has phoned him and warned him that corruption must be tackled. the latest from washington in just a moment. first the bbc's ian panel from kabul. >> it's cost millions of pounds and dozens of lives to get to this moment. and it came in a small, packed room on the outskirts of call bull. >> we declare that mr. hamid karzai has gotten the majority of votes i the first round and he is the only candidate for the second round of elections of afghanistan in 2009, be dec
in the twi towers. they say the aused should never set footn america. >> we need to b protected from th. these are very dangerous -- i thi dbolic individuals. i don't want them near my grandchildn. i don'tanthem near anybody's ildren. ion't want them on our il. >> in new york, some worry about the sort ofsecurity that will surrnd such a sensational rial. many welcome the nws. >> btter that it's in new rk where 'll get afair jury of new yorkers followingoth the 1993 bombing and the 2001 event. i hpe he gs a fair trial. >> theshould be he. they suld be in new york wre the event occurred and allow the citizens of new york twitness firsthan the administratn of juste. >> thiss a very politil decision. before bein sent to gutanamo, mohammed was water boarded, some would say ttured, 183 times. evidence obined that way could ve been allowed bere a mitary tribunal under the bush admintration. ts is an exchange betweenim and therosecutor. >> thenformation that yore lling us today so we're clear you doot believe that you are under any preure or threat or duress to speak to us today s. that correct
to viewers in america and arou the globe. my ne is me hembl. >> bloodiamonds -- human rights abus inzimbabwe mean should beicked out of internatiol gem markets. >> a booming oil busiss in texas andelting glasses inhe him lay yea we'll be looking at two sides of the climate chang debate. >> hello -- ending wes of unceainty, hamid karzai has been declared the winner of afghanistan's presidential ection. with h only rival out of the race -- has been abaoned but it leaves mr. karzaieven weaker than before and a mass of questions unanswered. president obama has phod him and warne him that corruption must be tkled. the latestrom washington in just aoment. first the bbc's ian pal from kabul. >> it's cost mllions of punds and dozens of livesto get to th moment. and i came in a small, packed room on the outskirts of call bu. >> we declare that mr. hamid kari has gotten the majority votes in t first round and he is the only candidate for the cond roun of elecons of afghanian in 2009, be declar as elected pesident of afgnistan. >> the head of the election board was -- with questns about fraud, crruptio
. >> it is more than six years as britain and america sent forces to topple the government of saddam hussein. it was one of the most controversial foreign-policy decisions of recent decades. >> we will stand up for what we know to be right. >> then-prime minister tony blair believes passionately the war was justified. >> others thought differently, and hundreds of thousands marched in the streets of britain in protest. now five privy councilors, all appointed by downing street, will investigate how and why britain went to war. they insist they are not government's placement. they say the inquiry will not be a whitewash. >> when you set up an independent inquiry of this sort, you said the members free to do what they will. our determination is to do, not merely a thorough job, but one that is frank and will bear public scrutiny. >> inquiry will hear from key witnesses, people like the former ambassador to the united nations, the former chairman of the political committee empowered chief of mi6, and the chief of mi6 a the time of invasion. examinations show there were critical shortcomings. on
, economic problems, and nuclear proliferation. no breakthroughs. >> side-by-side, america's president and china's. a superpower and its rising rival. ♪ they are increasingly block instead, their economies in twined. they said the challenges can only be tackled if they work together. these two nations, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases agreed to push for climate change in copenhagen next month. >> much still separates them, too. president obama is easy with a free press, but china is not. no questions were allowed. >> our aim in the copenhagen is not a political declaration but rather an accord that covers all of the issues in the negotiations and has immediate of fax. >> he then raised the sensitive subject of >>tibet. the chinese president hinted at chinese irritation that america is trying to protect its markets. >> i stressed to president obama that our two countries need to oppose and reject protectionism in all of its manifestations. >> that mr. obama headed to the forbidden city. it the crowds were kept away. all the run president obama, signs of china's past pow
to our viewers in pbs in america and also around the globe. coming up later for you -- and illegal raid under the cover of darkness. why heritage groups are trying to prevent fragments from the past from disappearing forever. and the giants indelicacy that fetched a mouthwatering some at an auction -- eight giant -- a gienat delicacy. hello. it has been a day of celebration and remembering, and the once divided city of berlin, and the heart of the once divided continent of europe. in its 28 years the berlin wall signified repression and fear but on this night in 1989 the first crossing point opened and berliners surged through, effectively marking the end of a communist empire. worrell leaders gathered in the pouring rain at the brandenburg gate to mark the moment. >> and new generation celebrating freedom and the end of the world order they never knew. the berlin wall to these children just something from the history books or recollections of their parents and grandparents. my find them, world leaders striding through the brandenburg gate, once the border between east and west berlin.
is a suggestion from sir peter rickets that in america, for cybill, they were talking about regime changed two years before the war. can you shed any light on that? >> he said there were voices in washington talking about regime change early on. one of the witnesses was asked about the attitude and approach in britain. he said that no one had suggested regime change in government here at that early stage. bear in mind that the iraq conflict began in the early part of 2003. we're talking about almost a couple of years before that. we have not yet begun talking about the long and intense debate in the latest ages of 2002 that led to resolution 1441. >> there have been two earlier inquiries in britain. in what sense do you think this one will be different? >> the previous inquiries dealt with specific aspects of the iraq conflict. this is meant to be a comprehensive and wide-ranging inquiry that takes in everything about the iraq conflict over an eight-year period. there was pressure on the government to call a definitive inquiry. the government made it clear it would only happen after british op
for closing america's hugely controversia pron in guantanamo bay is t months away and it will not be t. president obama said that the comtment that he de cannot be fulfilled in time. >> itas one of the oba administration's elier prises, close th prison that they called mo by s first term in office -- by his firs year in ofice. 10 inmates are beingbrought to tria five of them in ne york. the president was asked ife understood why some americans found this offeive. >> i don't think it is offensive at all when he is convicted and when the death penalty is applied. what im clear about is that i have mpleteonfidence in the merican people and o legal traditions. >> there are still 215 pple being hel in guantano bay. some have been cleared of wrongdoing b no countries have been fohcoming itaking them. some of them will be tried at a federal cou in manhattan including 9/11 mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed. detaineecould endp being sent to a prison in rur illinois. the ainistration's top lawy went toapitol hill to brush aside questions. >> did khalid sheikh mhammed make the sametatement in his
to america, london and. -- paris, remembering the end of world war i. angela merkel becomes the first german chancellor honoring armistice day in france. president obama inches closer to a new strategy. brazil blacked out chaos as a power failure plunged rio and sao paulo into darkness. tribute to thegerman goalkeeper robert enke who died after being hit by a trained. a suspected suicide. >> is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 1:00 in the afternoon in paris where angela merkel remembered history by making history. she has become the first german sandler to attend a armistice day celebration in france. one of several around the world. in lonn between attended a church service, the first time it occurred without the presence of surviving veterans. today's ceremonies at poignancy as they take place against the backdrop of the conflict in afghanistan. >> it is 91 years cents but guns fell silent in the great war and for the first time the leaders of france and germany came to mark this day of commemoration together. under the arc de tree of nicolas sarkozy and angela merkel reinforc
speech is a universal right. from beijing -- >> he is here to say america out welcomes the rise of a new power in the east. barack obama once china as a partner, not a rival. today, he took his message direct to china's people, something it china's leaders never do. a public forum with students in shanghai. the white house wanted it is shown live on tv nationwide,. >> we do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation, the freedoms of expression and warship, access to information and political participation, we believe our universal rights. they should be available to all people. >> control is still china's instinct. >> she was able to meet him. her husband was detained a year ago and is still under arrest. >> we think president obama will not raise human-rights issues in earnest because doing this with china is more important. >> president obama will tread carefully in beijing, well aware his communist partners are more comfortable for king strength than listening to criticism america's relationship with china is perhaps the most important with any nation in the world
greenhouse gas emissions. and they hope his visit will remake america's image as the most skeptical and greenhouse gas emissions. it doesn't seem likely that treatly will emerge from copenhagen, but yesterday mr. obama said he did want a firm political agreement from copenhagen that would take the world towards the climate change treaty next year. >> with two weeks before the beginning of copenhagen, it is essential that all countries do what is necessary to reach a strong operational agreement that will confront the threat of climate change while serving as a stepping stone to a legally-binding treaty. >> the president will take with him a set of targets for cuts in greenhouse emissions, again, something the rest of the world has wanted for a long time. he will offer to cut emissions by 17% from 2005 levels by "20/20" and 83% by 2050. congress has not yet passed legislation which by make those cuts law in the united states. that is a battle still to be fought in washington. but the administration is clearly hoping that both domestic laws and an international treaty or attainable pe
if the british and americans pulled out? welcome t"bbc world news," broadcaing our view is onbs in america, also of ound the globe. coming up later forou, a russian blogger forced his government to admit toolice rruption. and how this subway passengers turned out an unbelievablylucky woman. hello to you. we honor theemory of th debt in publicnd private,peaking thir names and telling their stories as he denouncedhe twist logic that led to their aths. the u.s. president's speing at a memoria servicen fort hood, tas, whe an army psychiatrt is accused of attack that left 13 dead and 29 wounded. president obama part offered personal tributes to the victsives in the service they give their couny. >> soldiers wounded in shooting ma the difficult way down to the ceremony. 38 were wounded here five days ago. 13 people werekilled, remember by their boots, tir guns, their helmets, and a photograph. then, the prident, cmander in chi in charge of the united states miliry, americsook to to rike the right notes in tragedy. >> we need not look to the past greness bause it is fore our vereyes. >> id it was a tin
for president. there could be an election early next year. deciding america's strategy for afghanistan is one of the top decisions that barack obama has to make. if could define his presidency -- it could define his presidency. >> in a memo to the white house, the ambassador has urged against sending more troops. that advice is counter to the wishes of the top u.s. general in afghanistan. >> it is his most agonizing decision to date, whether to send thousands of more troops to afghanistan. over 800 have already died there. in his search for an answer, the president is leaving no stone unturned. he had 8 separate meetings with his war council, discussions with his most senior advisers. a slow but a very deliberate process behind closed doors. a memo from america's ambassador warns the president not to send more troops without progress by the afghan government in tackling corruption. more proof that the president's advisers are split. >> it has taken a long time to make this decision. during that time, support for the war has decreased especially amongst his core constituents. >> this is a comp
. the british prime minister talk about what america the allies could provide. and the beautiful game turned ugly. bond era it is that the stone- throwing crowd as they meet egypt for a key world cup qualifier. it is 7:00 in washington. barack obama is beginning his push for a bigger american role in asia and in japan, coming to the end of a busy day on his first asian tour as u.s. president. he has been holding talks with the japanese prime minister, trying to smooth ties between the two longtime allies. from tokyo, here is our correspondent. >> president obama arrived in japan still a dependable friend of the u.s. but more assertive than before. this is only the second time in half a century that an american president has had to deal with a prime -- japanese prime minister not from the liberal party. once a different relationship, -- yukio hatoyama once an equal relationship. >> there are many various practices, new issues concerning the safety policy and the systems. if you would need to be rebuilt into this agreement. >> we have to understand the future of the united states and asia is i
. a loan provider, cit in america, has gone bust. >> is one of the largest bankruptcy in u.s. corporate history. yesterday they filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. they have about 1 million customers. they long to small and medium- sized businesses. we will see a big impact on the financial markets off the back of this bankruptcy. the financial crisis has been unable to fund itself. one of the big losers will turn out to be the u.s. government. the u.s. government provided $two 0.3 billion to cit under the trouble as a relief program. it is the first real example of a loss from the top program. the idea now -- it goes into chapter 11. it allows it to write off billions in debt. >> from bankruptcy to profit. ryanair is making money. >> an airline that many seem to love to hate. it is europe's largest airline. it made a profit in the past six months. it is up 80%. the ceo says the number of someone distorted because a solid 42% drop in fuel because of the oil prices. 70% lower were the air fares. air fares will be a further 20% lower. they think it will make a lot in the next six
-- and then listening to criticism. >> america's relationship with china is perhaps the most important of any relationship in the world now. some say he is muting his criticism on human-rights because of this. mr. obama says few global challenges can be solved if america and china do not work together. china sti seems hesitant about how to respond to his embrace. >> this past weekend saw one of the deadliest days in one of the world's most dangerous cities. 15 people were killed in the northern mexican city of juarez as the latest -- city of juarez. as the latest murders happened, bbc was with the border police. they may find some of this report disturbing. >> the 6:00 p.m. and already on alert in mexico's deadliest city. we have been driving only a few minutes when the first murder happened. the police found him on a dusty side street in tidy car. -- in a tattered car. the latest victim of mexico's drug wars. and beside him, a child, who has now seen more than anyone ever showed. -- ever showed. they looked for clues, trampling all over the crime scene. they do not solve many murders here. a
blood and the injured are being treated. america at war in iraq and afghanistan for eight years now, is shocked. >> these are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk and at times give their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis. it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> this is the suspect, major nidal malik hasan. he's a 39-year-old army psychiatrist born in virginia. his parents moved to the u.s. from a palestinian town near jerusalem. he joined the army aer high school, trained at its medical school, and became a psychiatrist. he went on to treat troops returning from comb in iraq and afghanistan. he's described as a devout muslim who attended daily prayers at a mosque when he worked at the walter reed army medical center in washington, d.c. relatives say he was about to be sent to either iraq or afghanistan, and he didn't want to go. a former neighbor described him as friendly and talkative. >> i talked to him ever
to "bbc world news," in america and around the globe. coming up later for you. the region that deeply troubles the kremlin, a special report where suicide bombings are now a daily reality, and a sniffer dog that turned in afghanistan after more than a year missing in action. >> hello, it's an unusual dark assessment of the condition of russia, in his second state of nation draegz, medvedev has described his country's mission in brutal terms, he wants complete overhaul, years of energy crisis has caused many problems, and many are in fear of loss of their job, and is he the man to deliver radical change. >> d mitt medvedev. >> 18 months after becoming 7.bw president, mr. medvedev delivered a bleak and blunt message. the time is running out for russia to turn itself into a modern nation, with a strong stable economy. >> we should admit that we have not done enough to overcome the primitive structure of russia's economy, and our embarrass reliance on oil and gas. >> the political elite assembled here are not used to listening to such criticism of the way that they have been running the c
in america. >> we need to be protected from them. these are very dangerous -- i think diabolic individuals. i don't want them near my grandchildren. i don't want them near anybody's children. i don't want them on our soil. >> in new york, some worry about the sort of security that will surround such a sensational trial. many welcome the news. >> better that it's in new york where he'll get a fair jury of new yorkers following both the 1993 bombing and the 2001 event. i hope he gets a fair trial. >> they should be here. they should be in new york where the event occurred and allow the citizens of new york to witness firsthand the administration of justice. >> this is a very political decision. before being sent to guantanamo, mohammed was water boarded, some would say tortured, 183 times. evidence obtained that way could have been allowed before a military tribunal under the bush administration. this is an exchange between him and the prosecutor. >> the information that you're telling us today so we're clear you do not believe that you are under any pressure or threat or duress to speak to us
that is intesting, when i thinkbout america society co in the state of maine, they're having a refendum on same-sexarriage. the ste congrs pushed this through in may. >>his is a real cuural touchste in america. this is rather importan because the big argunt you hear against gay marriage fromhose who do not support it i, we don't want legislato and oliticians pushing it throug people should do it. here we ha a chance. we willet a sense of what the peop think about the issue of gay marriage. i will kee watching that. thank you for joining us in the studio. we wil havehose results, reaction, and white house reaction tomorrow. >> a woman known as the godmother who heade a mafia- style gamein southern china has been sentenced to 18 yearsn jail. she w found guilty of running underground casinos and bbing governmen official. her trial s part of a crackdown in assert -- i a city of 30 million people. she claimed she kept 1young lovers who helped to fuel puic interest in the truck. muslim clerics in azerbaijan are complaining the goverent is shutting wn mosques and limitg activities. he author or -- aut
this are generally avoided. there is speculation that the north koreans may be sending a message to america. a reminder of what is at stake. >> of the stories -- the foreign minister of iran -- other stories -- the foreign minister of iran said that the accusations against three americans included spying. the white house has called for swift release of the three people, who were arrested after crossing from iran into -- from northern iraq into iran in early july. it turns out that the american soldier who murdered other's shoulders on a military base had been in contact with a suspicious imam. medical workers in shanghai have set up temporary vaccinations across the city with the aim of vaccinating all primary and secondary students by the end of the year. the bodies of six british soldiers killed in afghanistan have been flown home. a month them, five service been shot dead last week. hundreds of people are expected to line the streets to pay their respects. the increasing number of casualties is gradually eroding support for the war. and increasingly difficult challenge for politicians at
that support services like finance and public relations in north america and europe, and the chief executive officer is dr. monashaka, a fire beneath the rebel movement, providing the ideological fuel that keeps it burning in the congo, but he lives in germany. tuesday, german police arrested are him on suspicion of war crimes. >> >> the captain knows death only too well. he used to be in charge of officer training. >> in the fdlr courts, there was an order in a telegram and if the fdlr is attacked they attack villages so the international community will pay attention to what's happening and forced to negotiate. >> they were ordered, in effect, to commit war crimes. >> fdlr has remained because they have the resources. they encourage the people in the field to kill and rape every day. these are crimes! they should be prosecuted. it is just a matter of being curious about it and following through. >> the u.n. seess it as a criminal organization from the congo is being run from the heart of europe. the fdlr's executive secretary rrk the second most powerful man in the organization lives in par
posset karzai pledges a new and incluve government. under pressure from america, the afghan president promises to root out corruption. >> my government will be for all afghans and all of those who want to work with me are most welcome. >> a test of the national mood and obama's influence a year on. democrats face the voters in virginia and new jersey. bosnian-serb leader carriage says he will appear at his trial for the first time. and it is back to about it as the venezuelan capital struggles to cope with what her rationing. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon and afghan capital kabul where president karzai nearly confirmed for another term promise to change its ways. in his first public statement since the second round of voting was canceled mr. karzai pledged to root out the corruption that did so much to undermine his presidency so far, something president obama is said to have demanded as he decides whether to send extra troops to afghanistan there mr. karzai also said he will welcome all of those who wants to work with him in a new gove
world news," broadcast for our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- in portugal, it looks that it will be likely to allow same-sex marriages. and crumbling man is grabs -- manuscripts left behind in timbuktu. hello to you. six decades after the second world war, what could be the last major nazi war crimes trial has started in munich. john demjanjuk was born in ukraine and is now 89 years old. he's accused of helping lead thousands of people in to the gas chambers in poland. his family and then say he is too frail to face justice. our correspondent is in court. >> he is accused of mass murder, but he could not even walk into the courtroom. 89-year-old john demjanjuk went to trial today, as photographers crowded around him. it felt more like a freak show than a war crimes trial. >> it was like the first day when the whole world will learn more details. >> more than a quarter of a million jews were murdered in the death camp. he was a former red army soldier who volunteered to work as a guard here after being captured by the
the humanitarian crisis. in europe, north america and the wider african region the support networks have continue to operate and have been deeply involved in managing the rebel'' response. senior u.s. officials expressed their assertion that the lack of support from the very government that sent them into the bush in the first place even before that report was released. >> when we tell them up about the problems they should take responsibility. they should neutralize the leadership in europe which is creating havoc in congo. >> the talk of the u.n. does not mean much to the victs of rape and abuse. the report recommends more coordinated international action to step the group's leaders and end the illegal trade of minerals. sources have a world away say it looks unlikely. all the victims want is to be able to go home. >> it is the first statement of obama's presidency -- he is reassuring the prime minister of india at that improving ties between the two countries is a priority. speaking at a formal dinner president obama said america and india had agreed to strengthen cooperation on major issues i
's name. welcome to bbc world news. coming up later, no windows, no crew, america's latest pirate fighting machine. the subway passenger turned out to be a very lucky woman. >> he honored the memory of the dead in public and private, speaking their names and telling their stories as he denounced the twisted logic that led to their death. the u.s. president speaking in fort hood, texas at a memorial service for those that were shot. hasan is accused of the attack. president obama offered personal tributes for the way the victims lived and a service to their country. ♪ >> let's cross to washington, our special correspondent has more. >> before president obama spoke, the army chief of staff said that this of violence was unimaginable. he said it was a kick in the gut for america's armed forces. president obama's tribute was short and simple. this was not the place to look at the motivation of the shooting. he chose to characterize the spasm of violence. >> it might be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy but this much we do now -- no fath justifies these murderous a
and intimidation in iran. welcome to "bbc world news." broadcast you our viewers in pbs -- on pbs in america. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- the fight at a french tourist attraction. and what will put a smile on the british upper lip? how fighter pilots kept their spirits up during the second world war. hello. lots of questions today, and no real answers as to why an army psychiatrist went on a killing spree against his own comrades. killed 13 -- major nadal malik hasan killed a 13 in fort hood in texas. he has not been killed, contrary to previous reports. he is on a ventilator in hospital. we have this report. >> the sound of the wake up call, as they do every morning, but this was no normal day at fort hood. this was the scene here yesterday. swat teams swarmed across parts of the base, taking cover as panic spread in a place that is meant to be out of harm's way. this is america's biggest military base. it is home to more than 150,000 soldiers and their families. the attack started at 1:30 in the afternoon. target major nadal malik hasan soldiers as they were being checke
room. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and elsewhere around the globe. coming up later,italy's ingenious invention to help keep the swine flu at bay, and stepping into the spotlight. kenya's fashion designers make the most of a new surge in demand. hello to you. in pakistan, pressure to contain a bloody insurgency, a warning that american and afghan troops are not doing enough to keep their borders and security and it threatens to destabilize both countries and the wider region. officers told the bbc that taliban militants from pakistan are making regular forays into afghanistan to r-arm and returning to carry on the tax back home. we have this report. >> it has been a long war, it is not over yet. for more than one year, pakistani troops have been pounding taliban troops. they say the battle may never end. its troops in afghanistan. we were taken to a valley area, the latest battlefield. on the far side of the peaks, the afghan province. commanders complain the taliban to get re-armed over there because american and afghan forces do not stop
world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up, keeping swine flu at bay. and stepping into the spotlight, kenya's fashion designers make use of the surge in demand. >>> hello. in music, spoken word, countries around the globe have been marking armistice day, the end of world war room and one in 1918. with current conflicts in mind, there was striking visual reminder of how far europe has come. for the first time, french and german leaders stood side by side to honor the fallen. >> it is 91 years since the guns fell silent and the great war. for the first time, the leaders of france and germany came to mark this day of commemoration together. under the arctic triumph, nicolas sarkozy and angela merkel reinforced their friendship. two days ago, the french president was in berlin for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. >> the end of the first world war and the fall of the berlin wall remind us that we must always fight for the valuable goods of peace and freedom, that we need to defend the values with democracy and human rights, and we keep
wld news. broaast to our viewers on bbc in america also around the globe. my name is mike emory. >> coming up laterrers an illegal raidundercover of darkness. wh troops are trying to prevent fragments of te past from disaparing forever. >> and t giant del cassie that fetched a moh-watering sum at auction. >> hlo to you. it'seen a day ofelebration and rembrance in the once divided city of berlint the art of the once divided ntinent of europe. in is 28 years the berlin wall signified repression and fr. but on this night in989, the first crosng point opened and berlinerssurged tough. effectivy marking the end of a come uniist empir works have gathered in pouring rain at thebrandenberg gate to mark remembran. bbc world news reporter >> a new generati cebrating freedom and the end of a world order they ner knew. theberlin wall to these childrenjust something fromthe story books or from the recollections of their parents and andparents. behind them world leaders stridg through the braenberg gate, onc the border between east and west berlin. politician --politicians joing thousands rem
worse. back in cairo thehave tas. >> the information on this is intolerable, d america ll not turn theibacks. >> the humiliaons continued, back by israeli law, th more palestiniahomes occupied. settlers armed witha court order broke in this house. others have taken over across the roa dispossessedpalestinian milies were left ouide in the rain. >> they d't want musl, only that israel e'+Ñzwisfor jewish people. >> israel has had months of requests to free all mitary activity. also was washington'failure to stop what is happening on thesstreets. >> looks as a palestinian family is suffering to lose their home, t there is ch mo, the is battlegoing over, aut the future of jerusalem and it's a long way where a peace process th doesn't exist. >> palestinian security forces loyal the present are trainingunde american survision, agreeing at thesmen are workg hard to keep the peac. the palestinians believe they have kept the promises and israel has not. the settlers are all illegal under e law, with the pestinian presidentnot helping at any time soon >> villages in southern afghanistan sa
. back in cairo they have talks. >> the information on this is intolerable, and america will not turn their backs. >> the humiliations continued, back by israeli law, with more palestinian homes occupied. settlers armed with a court order broke into this house. others have taken over across the road. dispossessed palestinian families were left outside in the rain. >> they don't want muslim, only that israel e'+Ñzwis for jewish people. >> israel has had months of requests to free almilitary activity. also was washington's failure to stop what is happening on these streets. >> it looks as a palestinian family is suffering to lose their home, but there is much more, there is a battle going over, about the future of jerusalem and it's a long way where a peace process that doesn't exist. >> palestinian security forces loyal to the president are training under american supervision, agreeing that these men are working hard to keep the peace. the palestinians believe they have kept their promises and israel has not. the settlers are all illegal under the law, with the palestinian president n
the massacre of 46 politicians and the journalists. welcome to." broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, a new power struggle. a south african townships a legal fight for the right to affordable energy. and the royal return, queen elizabeth visits of bermuda, britain's oldest colony to commemorate 400 years of british settlement. >> there is one constant between the queen and prince and that is bermuda's most famous article of clothing. bermuda shorts. ♪ >> hello to you here in london. the long-awaited inquiry into the iraq war is underway. in the first day of evidence, some influential figures in the american government emerged. talking about saddam hussein two years before the invasion. british officials consider the option in a secret document of a man in a surge of the hearings that he will try to provide definitive answers on why the war started. here's the report. >> outside the inquiry, the message was a stark one. protesters dressed as a brown, tony blair, and bush, three leaders portrayed here as having blood on their hands. some station not be a wh
agree with what the ambassador has said. >> america's top commander wants to deploy another 40,000 troops to afghanistan, and nato's secretary-general this asking the u.s. to follow suit. >> the only way forward is to transfer responsibility to the afghans, themselves. people ask me, one of the mission in afghanistan and? the mission is clear, when the afghans are able to take responsibility for themselves. çtherefore, we need to train ad educate more afghan soldiers and police. >> president karzai knows his government is under close -- closer scrutiny than ever. the presence of german troops is unpopular with many back home. çtoon, a decision to be made by everyone. -- soon, the decision to be made by everyone. >> the brazilian government has said a severe storm was to blame for a power cut that left 16 million people without electricity. at first it was suggested a hydroelectric dam failed, but officials have not said that the problem was due to lightning. a problem in the world bank has found africa has the weakest infrastructure and the population pays twice as much for
with the hostage sege and shootings in mumbai. america's health hen is appreciated toda but we also -- help then is preciated today, but we alsoeard up th from and students to recognize the positive ahievements of r parents' country. >> the gative events are going on. bombings there are so many positives that are not reported there were ections were you at indians mobilizing inetting together and democratic elections. >> this relationship is not ithout its tensions. over the deal to share nuclear technoogy. americ's focus on neighboring pakistan. t india wi see the red carpet' rolled up at the white hse. c news, washington. >> dia's government has announced it will spend billions to clean up the river ganges past efforts have iled. the quality of the water has detiorated markedly. our south asia corresponden reports. >> on the bks of the ganges, th are cremating thdead. ing here is a particularly auspicious. it releases the soul. hius come here to purify their sense in the river. everything pends on it. its the holy of holies, the emdiment of the goddess, other ganges. but the water itlf is
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